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  •  Grassturf?? No, Astroturf! (8+ / 0-)

    It is hard to read these articles, this one and one recently in the NYTimes, about the Tea Party, without laughing out loud.

    The Tea Party was NEVER a real grassroots movement. The Tea Party was an ASTROTURF movement. A totally artifical fake grassroots movement, almost exclusively funded by the Koch brothers and other right wing individuals and groups, designed to continue the previously successful campaign of misleading, disinforming, and getting the votes of the ignorant masses, and persuading them to give into their fears and militant ignorance, and continue to vote against their own interests. It was NEVER an honest grassroots movement.

    How the authors write articles about it without acknowledging this simple fact is just astonishing, but also revealing as to how far the collapse into insignificance the mainstream American press has fallen, as it has become just one more tool in the hands of the corporate oligarchy for spreading disinformation and FUD on behalf of the 1%.

    "You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going, because you might not get there." “When you come to the fork in the road, take it.” --Yogi Berra

    by HeartlandLiberal on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 08:28:08 AM PST

    •  It certainly was, from the top down (3+ / 0-)

      but from the bottom up, it looked/looks like grassroots to many of the rank&file TeaBaggers. They thought that they had suddenly, spontaneously formed a Third Party, nationally, all by themselves in something like 6 months!
      You have to count the "sinceres" because they form the bulk of the "party" even if they have no real clue. In a way, they are victims of a conjob. They truly believe. And that is being used by the Dick Armeys and the Karl Roves for political leverage.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 09:23:27 AM PST

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